Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

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Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job
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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the efforts of his administration in ensuring that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, emerges the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Buhari who gave the assurance when he received Okonjo-Iweala at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja said she deserved all Nigeria has to offer because she had also served the country diligently.

“I assure you that we will do all that we can to ensure that you emerge as the Director-General of WTO, not only because you are a Nigerian, but because you are a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,’’ Buhari affirmed.

The President assured he will make more phone calls and send letters to some world leaders for more support.

“I did the same for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Development Bank. Both of you served the country under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

‘’You are both highly qualified. We will continue to support you. I will immediately make those calls,’’ Buhari told Dr Okonjo-Iweala.

In her remarks, Okonjo-Iweala, thanked the President and his Ministers, particularly the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment for supporting her staunchly.

“I feel very proud of Nigeria. I am getting so much support from you, Mr President, Chief of Staff, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investments. The Ministers have been working around the clock to ensure that I succeed,’’ she said.

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